crazy_bee 0 Posted October 20, 2012 Share Posted October 20, 2012 Hi everyone, i've been searching all week for a solution but nothing has come yet. Being a beginner didnt help either Im doing a project and would like to keep it simple while providing upgradability. I made a heater which is used to melt snow. Power is about 800-1000 watt on a 120v outlet. The idea would be to detect when its snowing and start slowly heating to prevent snow buildup. When there are no more snow the heater would stop and the controller return to standby. Maybe probe each hour for snow. I couldnt find what would be the best way to do this. The sensor would need to be able to operate in temperature as low as -30 F. A temperature sensor is off course needed and I was thinking that maybe 2 ultrasonic sensor would detect snow accumulation while not having to be exposed to direct weather. I am purchasing components soon with a new launchpad so i would like to save on shipping. It would be amazing to have some advice on what I might need. Im not sure either about the relay. Thank you for taking the time to read this, Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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